Groupwork activity to encourage co-operation and creativity
Each team has to turn a mat over and stand on the other side. However, when turning the mat over, all the team members are only allowed to touch the mat, no-one can touch the ground.
How this resource relates to Shaping Characters objectives
- Attitudes and attributes
- Education techniques
- Motivation and resilience
Educational objective: Ability to develop cooperation and creativity within a group
Qualities in focus: Cooperation, problem-solving, decision-making
Target group, age of the students: 6th−9th grade
Suitable for: Free-time activities during school outings (open-air school, sports courses)
Suitable environment, mats, carpet
What could have been done differently or is planned for future repeats?
Various mat sizes can be tried out. It is recommended that each team tries the activity as a dry run, and only then start competing.